The Hunt for the CRT
July 29, 2011
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I’m currently on the lookout for a CRT monitor. I’ve already got an LCD-screen that has fine picture quality, but it’s just not the same as the good old CRT ones. There is something special about running classic games on old-fashioned TV’s for example. It brings forth a nostalgic feeling, but most importantly.. the games looks right.
The new monitor will primarily be used with my Amiga 1200 (and Amiga 500 when I’m finished restoring and upgrading it), but if I’m lucky enough to find a 1084(S) from Commodore, it will be perfect for consoles as well. Have you seen that particular series of monitors in action by the way? They are pure excellence. After what I’ve heard and seen these boxes seldom breaks down. Units from the late 80′s are still rocking even today! The picture quality is also very good.
I found a picture of the Commodore 1084S on the Amiga History site. Check it out:
In the past I had an 14″ multisync monitor from Amiga International (got it from my parents for Christmas back in 1995 – I thought that it was the BEST Christmas ever! ). It was released by Escom and Amiga International as the official Amiga monitor. This monitor was produced by Microvitec, a company known for creating quality screens. It served me well for many years, but did eventually break down. I’m a bit tempted getting one of those once more, but since I don’t have any need for a multisync on the old-school machines, the one from Commodore is on the top of the list.
How about you? I know that there are plenty of retro gamers out there, but I’m very interested to learn whether you use CRT’s or LCD’s for your older stuff? Looking forward to hear from you! Thanks in advance for your input.